Kadyrov, whom the Kremlin has largely allowed to rule the region as he sees fit, claimed after reports of the violent campaign that such a purge was impossible because "we don't have any gays" in Chechnya. World News Tonight. April 7, April 14,
The application in this district Gay men tell of brutality in Chechnya denied by the Kabardino-Balkar authorities. The Evening Standard. One of the officers responded by taking him to another room and, Eskarkhanov says, sexually assaulting him.
The Chechen connection is likely to rile human rights groups that have accused the president of the Russian republic of gross human rights violations. David Greene. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.
Activists: Gay men in Chechnya sent to torture camp Top News 16 Videos. The police gave him a bus ticket and told him to leave Chechnya. A Chechen government spokesman called the allegations of a Gay men tell of brutality in Chechnya crackdown in Chechnya "an absolute lie," and denied gay men exist in the republic.
Throughoutofficials and politicians in Indonesia stoked anti-LGBT sentiment that boiled over into police violence against peaceful demonstrations and raids on suspected gay gatherings, and vigilante attacks on activists.
Speaking to CNN on condition of anonymity, one man who recently fled Chechnya after being arrested said hundreds of gay men like him are being rounded up by the authorities and held in appalling conditions in least three detention centers. Human rights groups and foreign governments have called upon Russia and Chechnya to put an end to the internments.
She threatened to hand him over to relatives in the security services, he said. The interrogators wanted Anzor to confess to being gay and to implicate his partner.